I do concede that finding a link between Darklaw and the name Aenor would prove challenging but I looked it up and found it was given to French girls in midievil France. Then it was replaced by Eleanor. Eleanor means "Bright and shining one." Nora itself in Hebrew means "Light" So again it could be a reference to her childhood but i know that's stretching it a little bit. Also I know that it's not a great source but accoding to http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/nora The English version of Nora can be derieved from Honora (though I myslf am skepitical) But the Latin meaning of Nora is Honour, again according to the website. An obvious reference to her role as an inquisitor.
Not to be complaining but an alternative to Aurora's meaning could be referencing her change in personality. You know how she was cold during most of the game and by the end she realised the truth and moved on with her life. Or to the spell Taelende when at dawn the truth of the town was revealed. Or something I'm not very good at this.
- My point was that the name Eleanor apparently originated from "other Aenor" (see Wikipedia). We don't really need to push ourselves to give meanings to every given and surname for every character. The name sections really need a revamp as a whole anyway... - Strabo412 (talk) 11:19, July 10, 2014 (UTC)
- Well i still think we should reference Nora's meaning in Hebrew and Latin but....
- Also do you think it would be wise to mention that at least one of Darlaw's, Espella's, Arthur's, and Zak, (and probably more), names from one of a multitude of languages has the same name as a previous ruler of England or United Kingdom?
- You know how
- German version of Espella, The name has been in common use in England since the 17th century, when it was bestowed upon the infant daughter of James I. Princess of England.
- French version of Zak, William like William the Conqueror and William from William and Mary. Both English Kings.
- Spanish version of Darklaw's name, Diana, Princess of Wales.
- Arthur Cantabella's English name, Arthur, British leader, Excalibur. Pretty self explanatory.
- I'm afraid that seems to be reaching a bit to me. The names could have been chosen because they sound "English". I'm hardly a royalist, but I should also note that Espella's German name is "Sophie", not "Sophia" and Diana wasn't the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II (she was just married to Prince Charles, also "Wales"; it's not a marine mammal :s). There have been quite a lot of royals over the years as well, so going for "English"-sounding names gives you a good chance of having some characters share their names with royalty. - Strabo412 (talk) 23:21, July 11, 2014 (UTC)
- You have three characters (Barnham, Darklaw, and the Storyteller) who between them have three given names shared by various royal figures (of which one is Greek and another is likely fictional), as well as one whose name is a variation of the name of the royal figure you believe it is referencing ("Alexandre"). Of these names, one is from the French version, two are Spanish, and one is English.
- Even if we ignore the fact that this is probably just a coincidence of using pretty normal names that aren't the usual immediately obvious punny names used in the AA games (as an experiment I actually started going through AA characters and in "a" alone found two who shared names with royalty, one with a pope, and one with a knight), why would the developers choose to name them after royals? What would be the reasoning? Does it say anything thematic about the characters? The only thing you could say about it is that it is a pattern, and I don't even see that pattern. - Strabo412 (talk) 23:48, July 12, 2014 (UTC)
Potential name trivia Edit
This might be a bit of a stretch, but could there be any trivia possibly tying "Darklaw" to the "Dark Age of the Law" theme that's arisen in some of the more recent installments of the Ace Attorney franchise? Schiffy (T|C) 04:09, October 13, 2014 (UTC)